Elvis Presley had been making movies for eight years by the point he signed on to look in Viva Las Vegas. Taking the function of Lucky Jackson, Elvis was notably praised for his efficiency within the flick, and certainly for the on-screen chemistry he shared with co-star Ann-Margret. It is now recognized that Elvis and Ann-Margret turned concerned with each other throughout capturing, earlier than Elvis went on to marry Priscilla Presley.
Although Elvis and Ann-Margret broke up round 1965, the 2 remained extraordinarily shut.
Members of Elvis’ Memphis Mafia known as her the “female version of Elvis” as a result of they had been so alike.
Elvis even despatched flowers to his long-lost lover years after their cut up when she turned engaged.
It is due to these causes that Ann-Margret condemned the biography about Elvis’ reside in 1982 throughout an interview.
Whilst Ann-Margret was talking to Roger Ebert, the topic of the Elvis biography was introduced up.
The biography itself was being written by Albert Goldman, a famend writer who had obtained criticism prior to now for his depiction of John Lennon.
When the Elvis biography hit retailer cabinets, Goldman reportedly obtained criticisms for depicting the King as a “plagiarist”.
Ann-Margret was requested about this biography, prompting an outburst.
As it turned out, the actor was appropriate, as Goldman did write numerous controversial issues about Elvis, together with the plagiarism declare, and certainly portrayed the King as “nearly insane”.
Ann-Margret’s defence of the King is not shocking, nevertheless, as she famous she would by no means “betray” the star in an interview with Charlie Rose in 1994.
Speaking to the speak present host, Ann-Margret spoke intimately about her relationship with the King, saying: “It was extraordinarily particular. It was very sturdy.
“We had been collectively for one yr and he trusted me. And I’d not wish to betray his belief in demise.”
The Oscar nominated star went on so as to add: “I knew him very, very effectively.
“There’s been so much written that has been negative about him that I want to celebrate his life [and] the man that I knew.”
Since Elvis’ demise in 1977, Ann-Margret has seldom spoken in regards to the King.
When she does, nevertheless, she adamantly praises the singer by telling tales about him and his expertise.